Harvesting stone is pretty accurate
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OSHA would like a word with you about your sandals
"Yes hi. Where can we get a pair?"
Nah he’s good. Steel toed socks.
Hey, at least he’s wearing hearing protection.
When you're dealing with something that heavy, no footwear is really going to provide any meaningful protection. In many work environments, steel-toe boots are actively discouraged, because the steel can be folded over and actually amputate the toes, rather than having them merely be crushed.
Tequila sunrise on the rocks
I'd like to see how he got those spikes started.
I’ve worked with feathers and wedges. You drill the hole first using a bit with a two to four carbide pieces. One person holds the bit and the other person hits it with a hammer, then you turn it a quarter turn between every strike. In sandstone it goes quick, with granite it takes forever.
After you have a hole, you place two feathers, which are half round on the outside and flat on the inside and a wedge that fits in the middle. As you strike the wedge, it opens up and begins to stress the rock. With several in the same line, it creates a crack and fractures along the crack. The harder the rock, the deeper the holes you need to drill and the longer the feathers you need. This looks like sandstone, so you don’t need to go that deep.
This guy rocks!
Spoke seeds, water, sunlight.
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holy shit what
This guy splitting giant boulders with basic tools, meanwhile I strained my back making the bed this morning
Fuck corner beds so very much.
I heard on ancient aliens that there just isn’t a way to cut rock that straight and perfect without modern tools.
On the scale of the universe’s history hammers are an incredibly modern tool
Try doing that with copper tools
Rocks that ancient buildings are made from are percisely cut to fit one another with geometric angles. This rock split in an uneven line. You can cut rocks like this, but it would take a LONG time to make a building out of it and that is without putting them on top of eachother
If my leg was under the falling bolder, would it be sqooshed and squished, severed even?
I reckon you'd get a bruise and maybe a few cuts, that's a best case scenario
All that while wearing sandals. That's a real fucking man right there!
Steel toed sandals
Fun fact: on the original post a few weeks back, the top comment was exactly the same thing.
Makes sense, it was the first thing I noticed.
Well it does stand out as a pretty ~~curious~~ fucking stupid thing.
You spelled years incorrectly
And if that boulder fell on his foot it wouldn't matter if they were steel-toed.
You underestimate the power of steel. I could kick that bolder over the football field with steel toed boots.
Real fucking stupid.
I doubt he had the luxury of thinking about how safe his toes would be. Look what he is doing, he is literally harvesting stone with a sledgehammer.
Harvesting? Dude is wearing designer jeans. He’s just dumb.
Every country has designer clothes. Not all countries have functional or even heavy duty clothes. Most countries don't give a shit about workers' safety at all.
Guys can someone take OSHA to the hospital? I think it had a heart attack.
Master at work
I wish I knew something hardcore and outdoorsy like this.
Is this what ancient egyptians did to build the pyramids?
After seeing what Francis can do, let's get this man training MMA!
Respect, that seems like a tough job
What fascinates me the most about this photo is that he is doing the job in sandals.
I find it much more fascinating that the photo plays video.
Well, a video is just a group of photos in a rush to an unknown destination.
Ah yes, feathers and wedges technique
*Egypt didn't have the tech to build the pyramids*
This guy with some sticks and a hammer
Where’s history channel when you need them.
It looks so smooth and I want to touch it, but I bet there’s all sorts of rock dust all over it and it has that subtle but horrendous texture of unglazed fired ceramic.
Ancient Aliens is typing…
What a stud
That stone looks smooth ....really want to feel it.... no homo
For some reason this is just an image for me, Ive noticed this on quite a few posts.
What kind of stone is this?
Silk touch pickaxe irl
Cool video, but it's the 1,246th time I've seen it on reddit. Sorry bud that's a down vote from me.
Why is that smooth sandstone so satisfying to watch